International Seminar on Intellectual Property and Development

Geneva, May 2 and 3, 2005


Monday, May 2, 2005
Theme One: Intellectual Property and Public Policy
10.00 – 10.15 Opening of Seminar
10.15 – 11.15 Topic 1: Public Health
  • Dr. Charles Clift, Secretary of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva
  • Mr. Sisule F. Musungu, Team Leader, Intellectual Property, Investment and Technology Transfer Programme on International Trade & Development, South Centre, Geneva
  • Richard Wilder, Esq., Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, Washington, D.C., United States of America
  • Dr. B. Vijayaraghavan, Director (IP), Ranbaxy Laboratoires Limited, Gurgaon, India
  • Dr. Mohga Smith, Health Adviser, OXFAM, Oxford, United Kingdom
11.15 – 11.35 Discussion
11.35 – 12.35 Topic 2:  Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge
  • Mr. Themba N. Masuku, Director, Liaison Office with the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Geneva
  • Mr. Hamdallah Zedan, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Montreal, Canada
  • Dr. Graham Dutfield, Herchel Smith Senior Research Fellow, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Antony Taubman, Acting Director and Head, Traditional Knowledge Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva
  • Mr. Roger Chennels, Attorney-at-Law, Chennels Albertyn Attorneys, Stellenbosch, South Africa
12.35 – 13.00 Discussion
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 16.15 Topic 3:  Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Environment
  • Mr. Richard Owens, Director, Copyright, E-Commerce, Technology and Management Division, WIPO, Geneva
  • Ms. Teresa Hackett, Project Manager, Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), Rome, Italy
  • Ms. Ana Maria Cabanellas, Lawyer, Publisher, President of Editorial Heliasta and Editorial Claridad, Argentina
  • Mr. Horacio Gutierrez, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEA) Paris, France
  • Dr. Sherif El-Kassas, Deputy Director, Center for Academic Computing, the American University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
  • Ms. Paula Le Dieu, Executive Director, Creative Commons International, London, United Kingdom
16.15 – 16.40 Discussion
16.40 – 17.40 Topic 4:  Competition Policy
  • Mr. Adrian Otten, Director, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva
  • Mr. Philippe Brusick, Head of Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva
  • Mr. Menzi Simelane, Commissioner, Competition Commission, Lynwood Ridge, South Africa
  • Mr. Martin Khor, Director, Third World Network (TWN), Geneva
  • Mr. Peter Plompen, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Legal Affairs, Philips International BV, Eindhoven, Netherlands
17.40 – 18.00 Discussion
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Theme Two:  Intellectual Property and Development
10.15 – 11.15 Topic 5: Creating Value from Intellectual Property Assets and Transfer of Technology
  • Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Director, Division on International Trade in Goods, Services and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD, Geneva
  • Mr. Martin Sandford, Senior Vice President, Director of Operations, British Technology Group (BTG), London, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Prabuddha Ganguli, Mumbai, India, representing the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Mr. James Love, Director, Consumer Project on Technology, Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Carlos A. Primo Braga, Senior Adviser, International Trade Department, the World Bank, Geneva
11.15 – 11.45 Discussion
11.45 – 13.00 Topic 6:  Best Practices; National Experiences
  • Dr. Prabuddha Ganguli, Mumbai, India, representing UNIDO
  • Mr. Simon Anholt, International Branding Specialist and Consultant, London, United Kingdom
  • Professor Barthelemy Nyasse, chef du Laboratoire de chimie médicinale et bioorganique, Faculté des sciences, Université de Yaoundé I, Cameroun
  • Mr. Derek Bosworth, Emeritus Professor, Manchester School of Management, and Professor, Intellectual Property Research Institute, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Miss Chow Kit Boey, Senior Fellow, Intellectual Property Academy of Singapore
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 16.30 Topic 6 cont'd:  Best Practices; National Experiences (cont’d)
  • Mr. Douglas Lippoldt, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France
  • Mr. Ramón González Figueroa, Director General, Tequila Regulatory Council, Tequila, Mexico
  • Dr. István Greiner, Deputy Director of Research, Richter Gedeon Rt., Budapest, Hungary
  • Mr. Mauricio Pinheiro Reis (Byafra), Artist, Musician and Composer, Green Songs, Brazil
  • Mr. Bobby Bedi, Managing Director, Kaleidoscope Entertainment PVT LTD, New Delhi, India
  • Dwickrer. Li Yuguang, Deputy Commissioner, State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Beijing, China
16.30 – 17.45 General Discussion
17.45 – 18.00 Closing Remarks